Honor People Like Him
"So then, welcome [Epaphroditus] in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him ..."
- Philippians 2:29
Epaphroditus almost lost his life on his journey to bring a gift from the Philippians to Paul. But now he's going home. And Paul wants his friends to celebrate his homecoming.
Earlier this week, we looked at how partnership in the gospel story creates deep relationship. In our passage today, we see that it creates great joy. There is a joy that is available in us when we see God's mission advancing in the world through the faithfulness of our friends.
We receive great joy when we celebrate God's mission going forward and when we honor our friends who take risks and serve faithfully.
Chatham Church is full of men and women who serve week in and week out, at times at great personal cost. As we read about Epaphroditus and ask "Do we know people like him?" our answer is a resounding "Yes!"
Would you take a few minutes today to send a note of "Thanks" to one of these phenomenal ministry team leaders who have given you great joy and deserve to be honored in the Lord? Feel free to email someone not listed here who has served and been an encouragement to you or your family!
Mark Stith - Worship Leader
Michelle Stith - Worship Leader
Mark Matthews - Sunday Crew Director
Cynthia Dekaney - Chatham Kids Director
Susan Fairbrother - Hospitality (food and drinks on Sunday morning!)
Pat Rowe - Greeting Team Leader
Holly Anderson - Welcome Team Leader
Linda Rowe - Booktable
Susan Henson - Divorce Care
Pam Malek - Divorce Care
Dave Cunningham - Financial Peace University
Kelly Kirk - Chatham Serves
Rachel Matthews - Deacon of Operations, Leadership Team
Jamey Terrell - Treasurer
Lana Liu - Women's Ministry Leader
Linda Sands - Chatham Kids Choir, Deacon, Leadership Team
Steve Sands - Benevolence, Deacon, Leadership Team
Tim Hayes - Elder, Leadership Team
John Billington - Elder, Leadership Team
Joel Eisner - Elder, Leadership Team
Chris Dekaney - Youth Group, Elder, Leadership Team
Your small group leader
Your child's Chatham Kid's Sunday School teacher
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